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Find out how we can help your industry thrive.

  • The Center for Economic Development (CED) at Urbanus Corporation transforms the City's major business sectors by creating jobs and promoting entrepreneurship.

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Acceptable and Unacceptable Waste

Ensure the proper disposal of your solid waste.

Municipal solid waste that is acceptable for disposal at the landfill consists of mixed household and commercial solid waste that is non-hazardous, and does not contain free liquid. Construction and demolition wastes should be broken into pieces. Hazardous wastes that are radioactive, reactive, ignitable, corrosive, pathological, acidic or otherwise hazardous cannot be accepted by the regional landfill. Propane tanks cannot be disposed of; however, we do accept propane tanks as recyclable items and store them separately. Please let us know if you have any propane tanks you wish to get rid of.

We ask that all your waste be sorted so that materials can be put in the proper place and/or bin to help reduce the impact, and cost, to the landfill. If you do not know where something goes or if we can handle it, please ask the scale attendant or yard staff.

Please Note: many non-standard items can be accommodated by the regional landfill. To dispose of items appropriately, please let the scale attendant know exactly what you have. There may be an additional fee for handling of this material. If you are caught throwing any of this material away into regular waste stream, you will be charged for its cleanup.


Materials Accepted For Class II and Class III Transfer Stations and landfill cells:

  • Residential bagged garbage
  • Institutional/Commercial/Industrial bagged garbage
  • Dead animals, hides, guts, etc. No Bovine allowed!
  • Asbestos waste (we must be notified 24 hours in advance) Not accepted on Saturdays
  • Construction and demolition Materials, including Furniture
  • Metal
  • Electronics
  • Tires
  • Paints
  • Recyclables
  • Wood - Processed (processed lumber is considered construction material and as such is accepted)
  • Wood - Raw (raw wood such as brush, trees or stumps is burned separately)

Unacceptable Waste:

  • Hazardous waste: Includes solvents, anything that requires a placard, etc.
  • Bulk liquid waste
  • Domestic Waste Water: Includes grey water, septic water, etc.
  • Explosives: Includes ammunition, unused fireworks, dynamite, etc.
  • Radioactive Waste: Includes certain medications, some oilfield piping, etc.
  • Biomedical waste: Includes medical syringes, anything from clinics/hospitals, etc.
  • Ozone-depleting substances

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

On May 20, 2011, a firefighting helicopter crashed into the Lesser Slave Lake near Canyon Creek, taking the life of pilot Jean-Luc Debas died at the scene. A memorial park on the shore of Canyon Creek honours the bravery of Mr. Debas. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

General Contact Information

Mentoring and training capable and energetic teenagers for potential careers as firefighters.

Each year LSRFS mentors and trains a small group of capable and energetic teenagers for potential careers as firefighters, EMTs, police, or forestry officers. The program is designed for youth between the ages of 14 to 17 years, and runs from March until June 2016.

There is a limited number of spaces due to the nature of the activities and the supervision required.

This program involves a number of different agencies including Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, RCMP, Alberta Health Services, and LSRFS, who introduce the group to the different aspects of their organization’s scope of responsibilities in emergency response and management. Youth take part in tons of activities, such as hazard reduction burning, vehicle extrication, air tanker operations, wildfire operations, policing, and emergency medical services.

  • Download Printable Application Form
  • The Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Future Firefighter Program.
     


    Program Components Include:

    • Firefighting Equipment
    • Fire Science
    • Pump Operations
    • Patient Handling
    • Wildland Firefighting
    • Fire Ground operations
    • Helicopter and Waterbomber operations
    • Vehicle Extrication
    • Wildfire operations
    • Aerial operations
    • Search and Rescue

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      Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

      On May 20, 2011, a firefighting helicopter crashed into the Lesser Slave Lake near Canyon Creek, taking the life of pilot Jean-Luc Debas died at the scene. A memorial park on the shore of Canyon Creek honours the bravery of Mr. Debas. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
      Legendary Lesser Slave River

Regional Landfill Statistics

A few important fact, figures and considerations regarding the Regional Landfill.

The Regional landfill operates under the guidance of the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Waste Management Services Commission; which is comprised of three Council Members from the Town of Slave Lake and three Council Members from the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River. The facility operates under approval from Alberta Environment and provincial legislation.

The transfer stations in Smith, Flatbush and Marten Beach are operated under the supervision of the MD, and as such are a separate entity from the Regional Landfill. For questions related to transfer stations, please call the MD office at 780.849.4888

  • View Provincial Laws Regarding the Regional Landfill

  • How Long Does it Take to Decompose?

    The chart below shows average decomposition times for some commonly disposed items. Keep in mind that these decomposition times are for items left out in the elements. Items in a landfill would take far longer to decompose because they are covered up, thus eliminating many elements required to assist in breaking down materials. There are actually landfills in the US that were shut down in the 40's that you can dig up a news paper and still read it, or find a hot dog still the same as it was when deposited.

     Item  Decomposition Time    Item  Decomposition Time
     Paper Towel  2 to 4 Weeks    Cigarette Butts  10 to 12 Years
     Banana Peel  3 to 4 Weeks    Leather Shoes  25 to 40 Years
     Paper Bag  1 Month    Tinned Steel Can  50 Years
     Newspaper  1 to 5 Months    Foamed Plastic Cups  50 Years
     Apple Core  2 Months    Rubber Boot Sole  50 to 80 Years
     Cardboard  2 Months    Plastic Containers  50 to 80 Years
     Cotton Glove  3 Months    Aluminum Can  200 to 500 Years
     Orange Peels  6 Months    Plastic Bottles  450 Years
     Plywood  1 to 3 Years    Disposable Diapers  550 Years
     Wool Sock  1 to 5 Years    Monofilament Fishing Line  600 Years
     Milk Cartons  5 Years    Plastic Bags  200 to 1,000 Years

     


    Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

    On May 20, 2011, a firefighting helicopter crashed into the Lesser Slave Lake near Canyon Creek, taking the life of pilot Jean-Luc Debas died at the scene. A memorial park on the shore of Canyon Creek honours the bravery of Mr. Debas. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
    Legendary Lesser Slave River

     

Sorting Recyclables

Some common tips on how to separate your recyclables.

Since 2004, the Regional Landfill has recycled almost 3,000 tonnes of cardboard, paper, plastic, and tin. That's the equivalent of 3 entire months worth of waste diverted from the landfill into another useful purpose. This does not include all the metal, tires, electronics, and Take-it-or-Leave-it items, which is substantial. We encourage all activities that divert this waste away from the landfill, either for recycling as with metal and electronics, or for use on site, such as with concrete.

We have avenues, currently, for paints, electronics, metals, tires, wood, , batteries, light bulbs, propane tanks, oils & filters, plus your regular recycle materials like paper and cardboard. We are looking into other options as well, so keep coming back for updates.

Please Note: You could be responsible for the tipping fees for all of your waste as well as a $50 fine if you are found throwing away a lot of recycle material into the waste stream, or for not sorting your waste appropriately.


Where to Take Your Recyclable Materials

  • Regular batteries (C, D, A, AA, AAA, etc.) can be dropped off at Staples or Shoppers Drug Mart.*
  • Rechargeable batteries from your cordless phones, cell phones and power tools can be taken to The Source or the MD office.*
  • Used ink cartridges can be taken to Staples for subsequent recycling.
  • Ammunition, fireworks & explosives can be taken to the RCMP.
  • Compact fluorescent Light bulbs can be taken to Shoppers Drug Mart.**

*We do accept both regular and rechargeable batteries at the landfill.

**We do accept compact fluorescent bulbs at the landfill. Please note that large fluorescent bulbs (4-8 ft) must go to the Regional Landfill for proper disposal. Tell the Scale Attendant what you have and we will direct you to the proper place for disposal. PLEASE DO NOT PUT THEM IN YOUR REGULAR HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE, as they have harsh chemicals in them and we want to try and dispose of these chemicals appropriately. Incandescent bulbs can be placed in your regular garbage.

let's all do our part by sorting our waste and finding unique and resourceful ways to reduce the environmental impact on our region.


 

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

On May 20, 2011, a firefighting helicopter crashed into the Lesser Slave Lake near Canyon Creek, taking the life of pilot Jean-Luc Debas died at the scene. A memorial park on the shore of Canyon Creek honours the bravery of Mr. Debas. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

Forms, Policies and Bylaws

Current forms and legislation for the Regional Landfill.

Lesser Slave Lake Regional Waste provides innovative waste management services to residents, businesses and visitors within the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River. We work to create environmental sustainability, promoting diversion and maintaining a clean municipality. Thank you for doing your part to keep the region clean by following the policies and procedures specified below.

Browse this section to view and download all current forms, buylaws and policies related to proper disposal of waste in the region. If you're searching for content not found here, please contact Lesser Slave Lake Regional Waste for more information.

If you are bringing in special waste such as hydrocarbon soil, asbestos, sulfur soils or contaminated waste, you must provide a manifest with the load. Bring a printed copy of your completed Manifest Form with your special waste load.  Hydrocarbon soils are required to have labs to the landfill for evaluation  in advance before they can be accepted.


Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

On May 20, 2011, a firefighting helicopter crashed into the Lesser Slave Lake near Canyon Creek, taking the life of pilot Jean-Luc Debas died at the scene. A memorial park on the shore of Canyon Creek honours the bravery of Mr. Debas. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

General Contact Info

 info (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.849.4888
 1.866.449.4888
 780.849.4939

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